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All posts tagged "applications"


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Which 3 Apps Do You Want?

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Talk" @ 01:17 PM

http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/f16...unch-94913.html

"Well, just for kicks lets assume that the App store will be available at launch. Here's the question. What apps would you like to see at the launch of Microsofts latest media device? Just to make it difficult, limit your list the top 3."

Forumite Phillip Dyson posed an good question in the forums and I thought it was worth putting up here on the front page so we can get everyone's opinions. I actually really like his Netflix and eBook reader suggestions. But he already picked those so I need my own list of applications. I see my Zune as a very media centric device so my list will really focus on that!

If you want to know though, you'll have to follow this link to the forum discussion.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Zune Applications Coming?

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune News" @ 01:32 PM

http://daringfireball.net/2009/08/zune_apps

" 'After my post, I got an email from the developer of an iPhone Twitter client. He was contacted by Microsoft a few months ago, with an offer to port his app to the Zune in exchange for 'a bucket of money'. He turned them down, but assumes, as I do, that Microsoft reached out to the developers of multiple popular iPhone apps.' "

John Gruber over at Daring Fireball has made some interesting speculation about the likelihood of applications coming to the Zune HD. Personally, I'm not quite as convinced as John about what exactly this means. I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft wanted to see some of these applications on the Windows Mobile OS as well.

Even if this does indicate that applications are coming to the Zune, I don't think this will mean all that much if they do it how they've done games so far. Some preloaded games and apps aren't really very impressive compared to the Apple App Store. I'm still not that convinced its even needed anyway but that's just my opinion!


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